These are the answers to questions about COVID-19 posed by you. We will keep you up to date with any new information and advice as we get it.
If you suspect you have COVID-19
Are there any treatments for coronavirus?
What can I do to ensure I get my booster or third vaccine?
Am I eligible for a booster vaccine?
Am I eligible for a third vaccine?
What is the difference between the ‘booster’ and the ‘third’ vaccine?
I haven’t heard about my next hospital appointment, what should I do?
Why is shielding being paused? What is the evidence base for this decision?
How do I know if I’m on immunosuppressive drugs?
Will I need to shield again in the future? How will those decisions be taken?
What about my medical treatment?
Preventing others from infecting you
I'm on immunosuppressant drugs and have had 2 COVID jabs, can I start meeting people again?
What about my oxygen supply?
I'm feeling more breathless. Can I have an oxygen test?
Should I wear a face mask?
What happens if I am admitted to hospital?
What about medications and the coronavirus?
What can I do to help others?
This information was originally published on 8 March 2020, and was last updated on 6th January 2022. This advice is updated as new information becomes available.